Cantina MORAMI is located in Umbria and consists of 130 hectares of which 11 are selected for the production of wines of excellence in the territory of Colli del Trasimeno in “Castiglione del Lago” municipality, within Morami area.
The area in which it is located is a clay soil of medium texture. This territory takes its name from the family that runs the crops with passion and precision. A family and a territory, the history and the land: staring from these premises, the greatest desire has been to conceive and produce precious wines, able to maintain a strong link with tradition.
We have chosen to adopt the IGP (Protected Geographical Indication) instead of the DOC (Controlled Designation of Origin) because the IGP gives us the freedom to choose the kind of variety that we prefer, definitely giving priority to those of our territory, but choosing vineyards also different from ours. In this way, also the new trends have been taken into consideration, selecting the best grapes and the most promising synergies so to obtain wines which will be remembered in time.
Despite the proximity to the lake, the area surrounding Cantina MORAMI is located at 270 m above sea level, so it enjoys 365 days of the year a mild climate that does not allow air stagnation and ensures a reduced risk of disease. Moreover, the fact that our vineyards are exposed to extreme temperature is an important element and an added value for the acidity that, as well known, gives longevity to the wine.
Our orchard has a high density, 5.000 cuttings per hectare, about 4/5 bunches of grapes per plant, with a high nutrition and concentration and a yield that is maintained on 60 quintals per hectare.Our way of work is Organic; the only substances used are sulfur and copper. The grassing is realized below the line to aerate and nighttime harvesting is carried out to reduce the oxidation of the grape.
The productions are limited and yields per hectare are low; harvesting is done by hand in small boxes, with attention to the integrity of the grapes; soft pressing, long fermentation and aging, the use, even for red wines, of only the free-run must.
The focus is on all crops of the farm, protecting the environment and the nature of the wine itself, following the philosophy of integrated agriculture, all surrounded by houses used as a farmhouse dating back to ‘700, joined by long tree avenues.
The wines produced are four and a forthcoming fifth:
- The RENAIA Umbria Rosso IGT: produced with grapes of Merlot 50%, Cabernet Franc 25% and Cabernet Sauvignon 25%, with a long fermentation on the skins, aging in new French oak barrels for 12 months and finishing in bottle for a further 24 months, this wine is complex and structured, destined to a long aging and also suitable as a meditation wine.
- The CARDISSA Chardonnay Umbria IGT: produced with 100% Chardonnay grapes, it ferments and ages in new French oak tonneau and barrels for 6 months and it finishes in bottle for 12 months; it has a large persistence and olfactory aromatic complexity, it is a limited production of 400 magnum Lt 1,50 to exalt mainly the changes and the complexity of this stunning wine of great character and structure. It is destined to a long aging; it is the newest member in the family with the 2011 vintage, and it is a gift we gave ourselves during a special birthday;
- The PODICERRI Umbria Rosso IGT: produced with grapes of Sangiovese 70% and Alicante 30%; it is a wine of great body and complexity, with vinification and aging in steel tanks until bottling and finishing in bottle for 12 months;
- The PRATOLUNGO Umbria Bianco IGT: produced with grapes of Grechetto 70% and Viognier 30%; it is a fresh and persistent wine, with vinification and aging in steel tanks until bottling and finishing in bottle for 5 months.
Cantina MORAMI is a young and dynamic company, managed mainly by women. The varieties selected for the productions are both typical of our area, such as Grechetto, Sangiovese, Alicante, and international, such as Merlot, Cabernet, Viognier and Chardonnay.